Primitive pottery from North Africa (the Rif in Morocco). Terracotta turtle figurine, monochrome designs, warm earthen colors.
Berber women use ancestral techniques to handcraft small animal sculptures.
Those animals made of terra cotta are genuine tribal pieces of art. Geometric or abstract patterns embellish the sculptures. Simultaneous art and craft, each primitive African pottery is one-of-a-kind.
Women solely craft the modeled potteries. They usually make functional objects for rural life (pots and vessels used to carry water, drink, or preserve food). Berber women also build animal potteries to delight children.
Why I love them:
I love these one-of-a-kind figurines so much. They add a dash of unconventional style to a space.
Dimensions : 7″x4″x3″ — 18x11xh8 cm
The animal sculptures are handmade and are likely to have some imperfections that guarantee their authenticity.